Is APMP replacing PRINCE2 as the best Project Management QualificationPosted on: 14th May 2016
Why have APM qualifications become more popular than PRINCE2®.
Over the last year we’ve noticed a big change between our APM and PRINCE2 courses. Significantly more delegates are opting for an APM qualification instead of the more historically popular PRINCE2.
Cost of Training!
I’m sure cost is not the reason, because our APMP course is very competitively priced at £1,249, while our PRINCE2 foundation and practitioner has a market leading price of £949. That’s £300 difference between them, a sum not to be sniffed at.
Difference in Exams!
Its also not because the APM exams are an easier touch, in fact PRINCE2 offers two multi-choice exams, lasting 1 hour and 2.5 hours. The APMP has a hand numbing three hour written exam, where you must answer questions relating to the strict requirements of List, Describe, State and Explain. They are both tough, but writing for three hours for your APMP exam seems to be the more challenging option.
Could it be the 37 topics from the APM’s Body of Knowledge?
The APMP qualification covers a broad 37 topics from the APM’s Body of Knowledge that are useful to practicing project managers. Employers are rating this higher than the PRINCE2 method where on many occasions delegates don’t put into practice what they’ve learnt.
Simon’s covering one of the 37 topics during a typical APMP course
Delegates are encouraged to relate their project management experience to topics covered during the course.
The APMP course has two important aims: 1) To understand the 37 topics from the APM’s Body of Knowledge. 2) To pass the APMP exam first time.